Newman University announced Tuesday, March 17, that it will not return to in-person instruction for the remainder of the spring semester.
As of March 30, all face-to-face classes will resume in online delivery only. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Newman University, however, this approach to reduce in-person exposure to the virus is being implemented to help reduce the potential spread within the Newman community and beyond.
It also aligns with direction from Sedgwick County health professionals and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mandate to limit gatherings for a minimum of eight weeks.
Additionally, Newman University athletics will not hold practices or games after MIAA officials announced its decision to cancel the spring sports season. Both the league and Newman will revisit on April 15 to discuss possible changes and receive updates.
With the plans noted above, students currently staying in the residence halls will be permitted to remain on campus should they choose to do so. The university will continue to monitor the situation and decisions are subject to change given the fluid nature of the situation.